I'm so glad that this month's Is My Blog Burning and Sugar High Friday are having a joint event - a virtual cookie swap! A brilliant idea by Alberto (originator of IMBB) and Jennifer (originator of SHF) . My schedule is pretty packed but luckily I managed to chance upon a very easy to bake cookie recipe on an old copy of Home Cooking magazine which I'm gonna share here. It took me about an hour to get everything done, including the washing up.
The recipe called for 4 bars of Snickers where I've used 2 bars each of peanut and almond. I've also cut down on the sugar. I've about 100g of plain flour left, so I substituted the rest with self raising flour and cut the baking powder to 1 tsp instead. The following is the original recipe...
Crunchy Jumbo Snickers Cookies
4 Snickers chocolate
125g caster sugar
185 plain flour
2 tsp baking
100g quick cooking oats
Preheat oven to 170C and grease a large cookie tray.
Sift flour together with baking powder and add in oats into mixing bowl.
Combine butter, sugar and Snickers bar in a pan and stir over medium fire until melted. Add to flour mixture and stir to combine. Divide mixture to 12 portions and arrange on prepared tray.
Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool on tray before removing.
Notes: Have to work fast to assemble the dough onto the cookie tray else they all crumbled up and difficult to be shaped into a solid chunk. I suspect it's due to the high sugar and caramel content of the Snickers and also maybe because of this, the cookies turned rock hard the next day but it was so crunchy on the same day they were baked. They're still edible though and my mom enjoyed the bite. Even my boiboi likes it a lot. I've no idea why everyday on the dot at 7.00pm he would go near where my mom kept her cookie jars and request for some of those cookies. This happened everyday for the past 3 days!!!! Strange eh??? Okie, maybe reheating them in the oven before eating might be able to crunch it up a little. The texture is like the Chinese biscuit - Hup Tou Sou (walnut biscuit).
Even though I've cut down the sugar content, they're still pretty sweet, so I'll need to cut down further which I forgot how much, oh dear hehehe. Do adhere to the "Cool on tray before removing" bit as the cookies were kinda soft when they were out of the oven but turned solid after cooling down. Ohhh... they smelt so nice... so hard to resist a bite during cooling. Tasted fantabulous... like Snickers hehehe minus the sticky caramel. The next round, I'm gonna cut down the oats and add in some chopped nuts for more bites. The nuts from the bars are simply not enough.
I was supposed to bake another type of cookies I sampled at Kakak's open house recently, Arab Biscuits. I've all the ingredients but I have finished up the flour baking this batch of cookies plus I'm a little busy now. Will bake them later. It's something like ghee/sugee biscuits. My boiboi popped one whole biscuits into his mouth!!!
Thank you Alberto and Jennifer for the joint effort in holding this cookie swap. Oh yeah thanks to Jennifer too, she have 12 copies of Cookies Sutra to be given away. Apparently there is a contest for the most number of votes received. All you (participants and non-participants) have to do is read through the round-ups which I'll link up later, then choose your top three favorites and email Alberto/Jennifer before 8th December quoting the recipe and which blog it appeared on. The top twelve most selected entrants will get a copy of the book each. So hurry and submit your fave cookies recipe!!!